Wireless charging is not exactly a new technology in the market—having been around since 2012, it has been slowly gaining traction and over the years seen more companies integrating the technology into their devices, with its most recent adoptee being Apple with their latest iPhone 8/X revelation.
Wireless Charging & How It Works
As the name suggest, wireless charging is a method of charging your devices—such as your smartphones—without the need to use any charging wires, making this charging solution a hassle-free one.
This technology is possible because it uses the coils in both devices to create an electromagnetic field—when the coils come in close contact, it induces an electric current that allows electricity to flow from the charger to the device; in this way it works similarly to that of how a wireless electric toothbrush recharges.
Pros of Wireless Charging
The most obvious benefit of wireless charging is its convenience. Without having to fiddle with multiple wires and cables, it can completely eradicate the situation of messy and tangled cords. Simply drop your device on the wireless charger and voila, it recharges.
Moreover, with the plethora of electronic devices out in the market now also means most would likely own more than one type of devices. With a multiple devices charging station, you will be able to charge all your devices in one place, minimizing the clutter and mess that can be caused by having multiple cords.
Needless to say, by eliminating any physical connectors and cables from the charging solution can also potentially reduce the risk of cords going haywire, which are extremely common in traditional charging.
The Wireless Power Consortium (Qi)
There are two main wireless charging protocols in the market right now, which are namely the Qi and AirFuel Alliance (PMA). Promoted by two different organizations, Qi is the more commonly found protocol and is compatible with devices that are capable of outputting 1 Amp at 5 volts, including the newly released Apple iPhone 8 and X, as well as Samsung smartphones.
Energea’s Wireless Charging Solutions
To stay at the forefront of the game, Energea has developed three types of fast wireless charging solutions that uses 5V/9V dual voltage and/or QC 2.0/3.0 wall charger, all supported by the Qi technology; this means that any device that is Qi-enabled and uses a fast wall charger will be able to enjoy fast wireless charging on our charging pads.
Designed to keep wireless charging simple and compact, WIDISC is a one-coil fast wireless charging pad that charges your smartphone upon contact. With an ultra-fast response time, charging is activated immediately. It’s perfect for charging overnight—simply drop your smartphone on the charging pad and pick it up again the next morning, quick and hassle-free.
If you prefer the ability to use your phone while charging it simultaneously, then WIDOCK is for you. A two-coil wireless charging pad, WIDOCK supports dual orientation charging to ensure high-efficiency charging position—this means you could charge your smartphone by placing your it in either a vertical or horizontal orientation. It also has an indicative light on the front to show its standby and charging modes, so you always know what it’s up to. Most suitable for charging in the office where you can dock your phone on the charging pad and get to work.
On-the-go charging has never been made more convenient if you own a car and a set of our WIMOUNT. This one coil wireless car charger comes with a suction mount for securing the charger onto the windscreen or dashboard of your car. Simply connect the wireless charging pad to a car charger (comes with the product) and place your smartphone onto it. This way, you no longer have to worry about a flat battery just when you need your phone’s GPS!
Wireless Charging & Where It’s Going
While wireless charging is still not the primary charging method that most would opt for, the convenience this technology has to offer is irrefutable. As of mid-2016, Samsung has become the main adoptee of the technology, with most of its Galaxy phones integrated with wireless charging. And with Apple and its latest iPhone 8 and X release—both of which are compatible with the Qi technology—one can only imagine the prevalence of wireless charging in the years to come.